A Unique Case? Group Behaviour in the Military

Research Paper Title Group behavior in the military may provide a unique case. Abstract The optimal functioning of male coalitionary behaviour in a military context may run contrary to some of the arguments about the importance of individual differentiation in Baumeister et al. Incentives become institutionally inverted within military contexts. Because the history of combat… Read More

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The Psychophysiological Responses of Novice & Experienced Paratroopers

Research Paper Title Psychophysiological response in parachute jumps, the effect of experience and type of jump. Background The researchers aimed to analyse the effect of experience and type of parachute jump on the psychophysiological responses of jumpers. Methods They analysed blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood glucose, lactate and creatinkinase, leg strength, isometric hand strength,… Read More

Assessment of Psychological Pain in Suicidal Veterans

Research Paper Title Assessment of psychological pain in suicidal veterans. Background Psychological pain is a relatively understudied and potentially important construct in the evaluation of suicidal risk. Psychological pain also referred to as ‘mental pain’ or ‘psychache’ can be defined as an adverse emotional reaction to a severe trauma (e.g., the loss of a child)… Read More

The Promise & the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral & Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among US Army National Guard Personnel

Research Paper Title The Promise and the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral and Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among U.S. Army National Guard Personnel. Abstract Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans in 2015 and rates have been steadily climbing over the last 25 years. Rates are particularly high… Read More

A Warrior’s Mind…

“A sharp mind is the warrior’s edge.” Unknown You can learn more by reading ‘Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge’ which is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survival stress, the heart rate… Read More